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The Long Goodbye

George Pattison

in Thinking about God in an Age of Technology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199279777
eISBN:
9780191603464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199279772.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter surveys the history of modern radical theology from John Robinson through the theology of the Death of God, to deconstruction and radical orthodoxy. It argues that even when positioning ... More


Introduction: Atheisms Today

Christopher Watkin

in Difficult Atheism: Post-Theological Thinking in Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy and Quentin Meillassoux

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640577
eISBN:
9780748671793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640577.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This introductory chapter argues that the term ‘atheism’ no longer adequately describes the moves being made in contemporary French thought to follow the death of God, and that the term ‘atheism’ is ... More


Difficult Atheism: Post-Theological Thinking in Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy and Quentin Meillassoux

Christopher Watkin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640577
eISBN:
9780748671793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640577.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book shows how contemporary French philosophy is rethinking the legacy of the death of God in ways that take the debate beyond the narrow confines of atheism into the much broader domain of ... More


Death and Security: Memory and Mortality at the Bombsite

Charlotte Heath-Kelly

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784993139
eISBN:
9781526120991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993139.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Death is simultaneously silent, and very loud, in political life. Politicians and media scream about potential threats lurking behind every corner, but academic discourse often neglects mortality. ... More


God Is Green; or, A New Theology of Indulgence

Jeffrey W. Robbins

in Cosmology, Ecology, and the Energy of God

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823238958
eISBN:
9780823238996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823238958.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter offers a contemporary account of the relationship between theology and energy by examining three vignettes from the early 1970s. The first is the publication of Vine Deloria's landmark ... More


The Incorporation of Truth and the Symbiosis of Truth and Life

Frank Chouraqui

in Ambiguity and the Absolute: Nietzsche and Merleau-Ponty on the Question of Truth

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254118
eISBN:
9780823261116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254118.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter questions Nietzsche’s insistence that our relationship to truth is a relationship of incorporation. Truth is not something to “know” but something to incorporate. The concept of ... More


Living and Dying Under the Double Horizon of the Death of God

Gregg Lambert

in Return Statements: The Return of Religion in Contemporary Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474413909
eISBN:
9781474422352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413909.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This statement returns to provide a close reading of Derrida’s seminal lecture “Faith and Reason” in order to situate the different senses of religion that could be said to be returning today.


Metaphysics, Christianity, and the “Death of God” in Heidegger’s Black Notebooks (1931–1941)

Holger Zaborowski

in Reading Heidegger's Black Notebooks 1931-1941

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034012
eISBN:
9780262334631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034012.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This essays focuses on Heidegger’s relation to Christianity in the Black Notebooks and shows to what extent Heidegger interprets Christianity and what he considers its crisis after the death of God ... More


“The World was Paradise Malformed”: Poetic Language, Anthropomorphism, and Secularism in Wallace Stevens

Matthew Mutter

in Restless Secularism: Modernism and the Religious Inheritance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300221732
eISBN:
9780300227963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221732.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

That Stevens’s poetry repeatedly returns to the death of God as a condition of existential vertigo is a scholarly commonplace, but this chapter argues that for Stevens, language itself harbors a ... More


Milk of My Tears

Noëlle Vahanian

in The Rebellious No: Variations on a Secular Theology of Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256952
eISBN:
9780823261444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256952.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter establishes God, the Word, as the genesis of linguistic reality for a subject. This genesis of linguistic reality happens in the middle of experience, in a borrowed tongue, in a ... More


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